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Oct 1, 2012 10:02 AM

Supreme Court Won't Hear Anti-Gay Marriage Group Appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine's campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list.

The high court on Monday turned aside an appeal from the National Organization for Marriage, which donated $1.9 million to a political action committee that helped repeal Maine's same-sex marriage law.

Maine's campaign disclosure law requires groups that raise or spend more than $5,000 to influence elections to register and disclose their donors. The group says that it believes that releasing the donor list would stymie free speech, but the lower court refused to throw out the law.

Maine voters repealed the state's gay marriage law in 2009.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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